Friday, June 14, 2013

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

Whew. It's getting hot outside. If your community pool is too crowded with kids cannonballing and you don't want to fight the crowds to see MAN OF STEEL this weekend, then I have some Netflix Instant picks for you. As usual, my choices are all over the place, but then if I had a theme, that just wouldn't sound like me, would it?

Filmmaker and photographer James Balog goes on a journey to show the impact of climate change has had on the ice caps and glaciers and how serious this problem has become. He has taken hundreds and thousands of photos and has time lapsed them to show the drastic changes over time. The film is absolutely breathtaking and an eye opener.

Unfortunately the ground-breakin' first film is only available through disk, BUT you can enjoy the film that possible has the best sub title ever. We love dance movies here and as an enthusiast, I should have seen the BREAKIN' films a long time ago. I don't even care about the had me at break dancing.

My cohort has raved about this film multiple times last year. I was very skeptical to see this, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and embrace the more experimental aspect of this film. Although I didn't quite have the same reaction as he did, I do respect the filmmaking and the out-there-ness that director Panos Cosmatos was able to create. This isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy homages to 70s and 80s sci-fi, then give this film a shot.

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